Creswell Crags - Stone Age
Year 3 went to Creswell Crags today and travelled back in time to the Stone Age. Whilst there the children had the opportunity to experience what it would have been like living in a cave - with absolutely none of the 'mod cons' or home comforts that they have today....
The Year 5 children realy enjoyed designing and creating the tallest tower. They worked in teams to build the tower that was stable and durable. They learned so much from the project and were extremely reflective in their evaluations.
Antony Gormley inspired Iron Man Sculpture
In art, Year 3 have been looking at sculptures and studying great artists - looking at the work by Antony Gormely (the most famous British sculptor). Year 3 have also been studying 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes in English. Being insipired by both 'The Iron Man' and Antony...
This half-term in Design and Technology, Year 3 have been learning about Simple Machines. The six types of Simple Machines are: pulleys, levers, wheels and axles, inclined planes, wedges and screws. As part of the Year 3 Design and Technology curricululm, the children have to show that they can: follow a...
This half-term Year 3 have really enjoyed their Computing unit of Touch Typing. They have been learning which hands and fingers to use on the keyboard so that they can type quickly and efficiently. Each time the children completed an activity they would then have a second attempt at it and...
Tendayi Darikwa Inspirational Visit
A HUGE thank you to Tendayi Darikwa (F2 parent and Notts Forest Footballer!!) for talking to the children at Abbey Gates. Tendayi talked to us about his career so far, his successes and some of the difficult decisions he has had to make. We learnt all about believing in yourself...
Special Visitors: The Police
Today was another exciting day at Abbey Gates, we had some very special visitors from the Police ! Check out some photos from the Year 5 workshop and the whole school assembly.
Year 4 have become plaque detectives; identifying where they need to brush more and how much plaque we have on our teeth.
Cross Country Final!
Well done to Olly and Verity in Year 5, who represented the Newark and Sherwood District by running in the cross country finals! They both came in the top 25 and we are very proud of you here at Abbey Gates!
Year Six Orienteering Challenge
Year 6 had the opportunity to practise their orienteering skills today. The children had great fun as they endeavoured to find the markers that had been placed at strategic points around the school grounds. They were awarded points for their map reading skills and their ability to work collaboratively as a...